Ok. Something has to stop. It might be the trips to my favorite fast food joints. It might be the laziness which prohibits any physical activity before noon. It might have to be my lifelong love affair with ice cream. It might have to be my craving for chocolate milk, sugar cereals, and cookies. Whatever it is...something has to change. It is not that I do not have the right perspective on weight loss. I get it. I get that I have the power and control over what goes into my mouth. Even better, I have the skills and knowledge about healthy eating choices. My problem lies in motivation. I was motivated only one time before in my life to lose a substantial amount of weight. You would too if you were going to wear a red, spaghetti strap chiffon bridesmaid dress that hugged every unflattering bump on your never before toned body. During that time in my life, I was eating toast with jam for every meal. I won't go back there. I love food and find joy in preparing, thinking, making, discussing, and most importantly eating it. So, using all of my skills and knowledge about healthy eating and my passion for food, I am going to make a bold assumption. I will write about my trials and tribulations in the "Sara Gets Healthy Blog Spectacular" posting each week (doesn't that make my new health plan sound exciting?). Consider this your first posting about this subject.
I believe if this is my one physical/health issue in life, I have it made.
I am quite lucky, so just let me rant a little.
SO, I am going to share a part of myself with you as I have done all summer, but what I need in return is your knowledge and support. If you have a great suggestion, tell me. If you want to say, something positive, say it. If you want to say something negative, save it.
Here are my goals for this week's Get Healthy Report:
- Begin journaling my food choices.
- Join the YMCA and check out their aerobic schedule.
- Exercise four days this week. Exercise being defined as heart pumping walking, biking, or activities at the YMCA.
- No fast food...not even my favorite McDonald's breakfast sandwich.